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08-07-2013, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by sid49 View Post
Mact said in his most recent interview that nothings changed with Nuge and its expected hell start the season. Wheres all this talk about him missing the first month of the season coming from ?
That's not what MacT said. Here's his quote:

"We're still operating under the same forecast that we had initially," MacTavish said. "All things are optimistic right now. The pessimistic timeline is that he'll be ready by November 1 for sure, and optimistically he'd be ready to start the year. We're going to stay with that and let his progression dictate when he's ready. We won't be hurrying him, that's for sure."

In the event that Nugent-Hopkins is unavailable to start the season, MacTavish said the Oilers "off-set Nuge's absence in the interim" with a combination of up-and-coming middle-men Mark Arcobello, Andrew Miller, Will Acton and Anton Lander.

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